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The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 124, Two FO’s and a problem.

Welcome to episode 124! I have two FO’s this week, I’m making good progress on my sweater and I have a bit of a problem.  Also some spinning and a Giveaway!

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You can also find me on Ravelry as FluffykTwitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Corner of Knit & Tea.

Tea:

Knitting:

Spinning:

  • Finished: Nunoco Batts, Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • On deck: Pigeonroof Polwarth in Millefiore

 Extras:

Knit Me: June Cashmere, DK

About a month ago I was contacted by the nice people over at Stitchcraft Marketing with an opportunity to review a skein of June Cashmere yarn.  June Cashmere works with farmers in Kyrgyzstan to ethically source cashmere. The fiber is then spun into yarn in Scotland and then dyed in rich jewel tones in Maine.

June Cashmere offers two weights of yarn: DK and Lace.  I opted for a skein of the DK weight yarn and chose the Scarlet colorway.  The DK yarn comes in 50 gram skeins with 150 yards of 100% pure cashmere.

The yarn arrived packaged beautifully with an 8.5″ x 11″ color booklet full of photographs about how the June Cashmere yarns come to be, as well as a color card (handy for future purchasing decisions).

I knew immediately that I wanted to make a rich luscious cowl out of this yarn.  I selected the Zuzu’s Petals pattern by Carina Spencer.  I did have to make a few modifications for gauge and yardage, but I couldn’t be more pleased with how the cowl turned out.

This yarn was pure joy to knit with.  It was so luscious and soft and the color is very intense.  I had a little trouble photographing the true color because it is so rich and saturated, and looks slightly different in different lights.  It had a lovely hand and I really enjoyed seeing the cowl take shape. After a simple blocking to open up the lace edging, the cowl is so amazingly soft and warm. I plan to give it as a holiday gift, but I’m sorely tempted to keep it for myself.

I will definitely be looking to June Cashmere for future cashmere purchases!

As a bonus for my blog readers, June Cashmere is conducting a drawing for three lucky winners. If you win, you have your choice of the DK or Lace weight in any color.  You can enter by signing up here with your email address.  The contest will be open until midnight on December 19, with winners drawn by June Cashmere on December 20. Good luck!

A special thank you to Stitchcraft Marketing and the folks at June Cashmere  who sent me the yarn (retail: $44.00) for free. I received no other compensation for this review. All opinions and photos are my own.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 108, Rhinebeck Recap

Welcome to episode 108!  Buckle up because this one’s a long one. Lots of knitting to show you today and a little spinning. Then the second half I talk about Rhinebeck, show my haul, announce a giveaway and the next KAL!

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You can also find me on Ravelry as FluffykTwitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Corner of Knit & Tea.

Tea:

Knitting:

Spinning:

Extras

  • I talk about my haul from Rhinebeck including purchases from vendors Spirit Trail Fiberworks, Hedgehog Fibres, Cozy Color Works, Spun Right Round, A Hundred Ravens and Bijou Basin Ranch.
  • I brought back a few things for you from Rhinebeck. Be sure to check out the Rhinebeck giveaway thread in the Ravelry group. To enter to win please tell me your favorite thing about fall!
  • Get ready. The Gift-a-long is coming back! Knit something for someone else (Christmas gift or otherwise) between November 1st and December 31st and enter it in the FO thread to potentially win prizes. Why not have a chance at prizes for something you’re doing anyway? WIPs count if you do at least some amount of work on them in the time frame specified (sorry just weaving in ends or sewing on buttons doesn’t count!).  Check out the Ravelry group for details!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 100, A big milestone!

Welcome to episode 100! Today I filmed the first part of the podcast on our vacation in Colorado, and I show you the knits and a little stash enhancement.  Then I come home and talk about the 100th episode giveaways!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as FluffykTwitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Knitting:

Stash Enhancement:

Extras:

  • Don’t forget to check out the 100th episode giveaway thread for a chance to win prizes. You must be a member of the group!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 89, Break in case of emergency.

Welcome to episode 89!  Lots of progress on my WIPs this week and some spins as well. Also I announce the winner of the Manos Marina giveaway!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

Extras:

  • It’s the last week to join us for the Shawl KAL that I am co-hosting with with Anne of the Wooly Wonka Fiber podcast, store, and designs. Come over to either of our groups on Ravelry to check out the details!
  • I’ve started a Corner of Knit & Tea Tour de Fleece team. Are you interest in joining? Please come chat about it in the group.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 87, The WIP Report

Welcome to episode 87!  One small FO this week, and lots of discussion about the WIPs I want to finish by the end of May.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

Extras:

  • Please join us for the Shawl KAL that I am co-hosting with with Anne of the Wooly Wonka Fiber podcast, store, and designs. Come over to either of our groups on Ravelry to check out the details!
  • I’ve been asked about starting a Corner of Knit & Tea Tour de Fleece team. Are you interest in joining? Please come chat about it in the group.
  • Don’t forget to enter the 700 subscriber giveaway… watch the podcast for details on how to enter!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 83, Second time’s the charm.

Welcome to episode 83!  Today I have an FO and yarn review, some knits and spins, a recap of the knitting convention and stash enhancement from last weekend and the winner of the Owl About Yarn giveaway.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

Extras:

 

 

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 82, Owl About Yarn Giveaway

Welcome to episode 82! Today I have some knits and spins in progress. I also talk about the Shawl KAL and a fiber giveaway!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

  • In Progress: Nest Fibers, Merino/Bamboo/Silk in Geminid
  • In Progress: Spinsters Crazy Batts
  • On deck: Hello Yarn, Corriedale in But the Tree Glowed

Extras:

  • I’m delighted to announce that I am co-hosting our next KAL with Anne of the Wooly Wonka Fiber podcast, store, and designs. Come over to either of our groups on Ravelry to check out the details!
  • Don’t forget to enter the Owl About Yarn giveaway to win some fiber from Owl About Yarn.

 

 

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 71, 600-Subscriber Giveaway and WIP Shaming

Welcome to episode 71! I have the usual segments this week (tea, knitting and spinning) plus a segment on my WIPs. Finally, tune in until the end to learn about the 600 subscriber giveaway and how to enter!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

 Extras:

  • 25,000 Tuques
  • Don’t forget to leave a comment on Episode 71 on YouTube to be entered into the drawing for the gorgeous Twist Alpaca yarn. I will announce the winner on Episode 72!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 48, Podaversary!

Welcome back to Episode 48 and my one year anniversary/podaversary!  There’s lots of catching up to do this week. I have finished projects and lots of spinning to show you. I also have a few giveaways for my anniversary – head over to the Ravelry group to enter to win those!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter and Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

Sipping:

Knitting:

Spinning:

Extras:

  • Tune in next week for the start of some reviews!
  • Don’t forget to head over to the Ravelry group to enter to win the giveaways!